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3 Reasons Why H. Lundbeck A/S (HLUYY) is a Great Momentum Stock

Many investors like to look for momentum in stocks, but this can be very tough to define. There is great debate regarding which metrics are the best to focus on in this regard, and which are not really quality indicators of future performance. Fortunately, with our new style score system we have identified the key statistics to pay close attention to and thus which stocks might be the best for momentum investors in the near term.

This method discovered several great candidates for momentum-oriented investors, but today let's focus in on H. Lundbeck A/SHLUYY as this stock is looking especially impressive right now. And while there are numerous ways in which this company could be a great choice, we have highlighted three of the most vital reasons for HLUYY's status as a solid momentum stock below:

Longer Term Price Change for H. Lundbeck A/S

While any stock can see a spike in price, it takes a real winner to consistently outperform the market. That is why looking at longer term price metrics-such as performance over the past three months or year-- and comparing these to an industry at large can be very useful.

And in the case of HLUYY, the results are quite impressive. The company has beaten out the industry at large over the past 12 weeks by a margin of 20.29% to -6.83% while it has also outperformed when looking at the past year, putting up a gain of 24.59%. Clearly, HLUYY is riding a bit of a hot streak and is worth a closer look by investors.

Fiscal Year EPS Estimate Change for HLUYY

In addition to price performance, it is also important to take a look at earnings estimate changes for the full year. This can show if HLUYY is poised to make a run based on fundamentals, or if the company is simply moving on speculation.

Over the past week, the full year earnings estimate for HLUYY has risen by 51.6%. This compares favorably with no change in the industry average during the same time period. The trend is undeniably in H. Lundbeck A/S' favor right now, and it suggests that the momentum might be long lasting for this stock.

HLUYY Earnings Estimate Revisions Moving in the Right Direction

While the great momentum factors outlined in the preceding paragraphs might be enough for some investors, we should also take into account broad earnings estimate revision trends. A nice path here can really help to show us a promising stock, and we have actually been seeing that with HLUYY as of late too.

Over the past 7 days, 1 earnings estimate has gone higher compared to no estimate revised lower for the full year, while we are also seeing 1 upward revision against no downward revision for the next year time frame too. These revisions have helped to boost the consensus estimate as one week ago HLUYY was expected to post a loss of 31 cents per share for the full year, though today it looks to record loss of only 15 cents per share for the full year now, representing a solid increase which is something that should definitely be welcomed news to would-be investors.

Bottom Line

Given these factors, investors shouldn't be surprised to note that we have HLUYY as a security with a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and a Momentum Score of 'A'. So if you are looking for a fresh pick that has potential to move in the right direction, definitely keep HLUYY on your short list as this looks be a stock that is very well-positioned to soar in the near term.

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